Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Ehrlich Gets Caught Lying About Wal-Mart Cash

I realize this story is a few days old, but it really shows how corrupt politicians are more than happy to appear on television and lie right through their teeth. In the lead up to the Maryland legislature’s override of Gov. Bob Ehrlich’s (R) veto of legislation forcing Wal-Mart to improve workers’ health care, Ehrlich lied about having pocketed campaign cash from Wal-Mart. Thankfully, he got nailed by the Washington Post.

Here is the excerpt:

At times, the issue appeared to throw Ehrlich off balance. During an appearance on CNBC yesterday, he was asked whether he was in Wal-Mart’s “pocket” because the company held a $1,000-per-person fundraiser for him.

“Wal-Mart hosted a $1,000 fundraiser for me?” he asked on the national broadcast. “That is absolutely incorrect. Wal-Mart has not hosted any fundraisers.”

Press secretary Greg Massoni later said Ehrlich “misspoke. Wal-Mart was not the host, just one of many hosts.”

The invitation to the December 2004 event came emblazoned with Wal-Mart’s logo, and at the entrance to the function, held in a private room at the waterfront Annapolis Marriott Hotel, a Wal-Mart sign welcomed those attending. Massoni said he could not identify any other sponsors.


At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

I think it's great they are forcing walmart to improve health care for employees as they deserve great health insurance.


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